47th Annual Convention
Virtual 3D-Con 2021 — August 12-15

Welcome to 3D-Con 2021

3D-Con 2021 Souvenir Packets are still available

They're a great value, and include:
  • A View-Master reel with award winning images
  • Steampunk Lite OWL Viewer (Steampunk Edition)
  • Commemorative polarized and anaglyph 3D glasses
  • Loreo Pixi Viewer
  • High quality Gunnar Circular-Polarized 3D Glasses
Get yours while they’re still available.

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News & Updates
  • 2021-08-15 3:22am ET — The final day of 3D-Con is upon us. Let's make this last day one for the ages!
  • 2021-08-14 9:00am PT — Feedback Survey Now Available
    The feedback survey for this year's 3D-Con is now available. To fill out the survey, click the Feedback Survey link in the nav bar on the left, or click here.
  • 2021-08-13 11:30am PT — 3D Theater page updated
    Bios and photos of featured presenters have been added to the 3D Theater page.
  • 2021-08-13 12am PT — Day 1 Complete!
    A full day chock full of content. Several items:
    As mentioned in the opening session, a free PDF of the current Stereo World magazine is available at the National Stereoscopic Association website.
    During the convention, use the code "3DCONSPECIAL" on our 3D-Con Eventbrite page to get a discounted one-year membership to NSA which includes 6 free issues of Stereo World mailed to your home.
    Stereoscopic Sessions page has been updated with new links for supplemental viewing options
  • 2021-08-11 6pm PT — CLARIFICATION
    The conference begins August 12th at 12pm PT. NSA20213DConSchedule_20210811_v1.pdf was in ET. NSA20213DConSchedule_20210811_v2.pdf is in PT.
  • 2021-08-11 — Updated Gather.town and AltSpace documentation
    We've created new video tutorials for Gather.town and AltSpace.
  • 2021-08-07 — Convention schedule updated!
    Stereoscopic Sessions speaker list and break time updated slightly. New Saturday Night Special theater block added.
  • 2021-07-29 — Convention schedule updated!
    The previous schedule used incorrect time zone! Clarification- convention starts at noon Pacific Daylight Time. Link updated.
  • 2021-07-28 — Virtual Convention tab added, convention schedule released!
    The convention schedule is now available! View the PDF in the "Printable PDF" section of the Schedule page. Times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time. The schedule is subject to change. Please be sure to download the schedule closer to the event to include any updates/changes, or subscribe/view our dynamic Google calendar as noted below!

    We have also added a new Virtual Convention tab on the left. This tab contains an embedded conference calendar for dynamic viewing, and options to subscribe to our Google calendar. Visit this tab during the convention to access Gather.town, and hop right to the next conference session.

    Registration is still open... Be sure to register!

  • 2021-07-16 — Stereo Theater submissions closed
    Thanks to everyone who submitted their work. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and watch these amazing works when they debut during the convention.

Once again this year, we are excited to go Virtual with 3D-Con 2021! The event will be held August 12-15 2021, and will feature most elements from past physical events, but in your own home!

The conference will utilize Zoom for most question-and-answer type events, and YouTube for visual events. Some YouTube events will be streamed in anaglyph with a separate stream for side-by-side.

Most workshops and theater shows will be recorded so you will be able to watch at your convenience, in your time zone.

What is the 3D-Con?

The National Stereoscopic Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1974, whose goals are to promote the study, collection and use of stereo photography. It has over 1,000 members. 3D-Con is traditionally the name of the NSA's annual convention, held somewhere different every year in the summertime.

What happens at a convention?

The convention has programming for the collector as well as the photographer. Among the highlights are the trade show, the stereo theater, workshops, tours, and Special Interest Meetings meetings. In addition, we hold slide and print contests and showings of stereo (3D) photography.

Convention Archives:
Current 3d-Con
2020 Virtual 3D-Con
2019 Akron, OH
2018 Cleveland, OH
2017 Irvine, CA
2016 Tulsa, OK
2015 Salt Lake City, UT
2014 Murfreesboro, TN
2013 Traverse City, MI
2012 Costa Mesa, CA
2011 Loveland, CO
2010 Huron, OH
2009 Mesa, AZ
2008 Grand Rapids, MI